EC Community May 2013
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE (IFEM) AND G-I-N PARTNERSHIP
In 2011 IFEM and Guideline International Network (G-I-N) signed a partnership agreement to work together through the G-I-N Emergency Care Community special interest group to:
- identify clinical priority areas/topics where there is an evidence practice gap within the emergency care sector or interface (acknowledging that primary care services are also provided in some regions at this point)
- identify relevant guidelines and assess their quality using AGREE – engaging the clinical community more broadly to be involved in this activity (this exercise will also identify gaps where guidelines might be required)
- develop recommendations appropriate for implementation
- undertake small pilot projects to test implementation of recommendations.
- A survey of the 50 IFEM member organisations to identify their clinical priority areas and the guidelines used identified five clinical priority areas : 1)the management of Sepsis, 2)Acute Coronary Syndrome, 3)Procedural Sedation, 4)Head Injury and 5)Pain. The management of Sepsis has been selected as the first topic for the project.
- A search of data bases for Sepsis guidelines has been undertaken. The guidelines selected for review are:
- Recommendations for sepsis management in resource-limited settings 2012
- WHO Clinical management of adult patients with complications of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009
- Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2012
- Through an invitation to the emergency care networks the guidelines above were appraised using the on line AGREE tool.
- Working with IFEM to identify potential sites to participate in reviewing and adapting recommendations
- Working with local clinicians to develop a framework for Implementation
If you are interested in being part of this project please contact Sue Huckson at firstname.lastname@example.org
International Survey of Emergency Care Practitioners
A survey was undertaken in December 2010 to identify the preferred attributes and formats of guidelines to improve the usability and uptake of evidence based recommendations.
- Presentation – 9th G-I-N Conference, Seoul (2011)
- Publication: Aboulsoud S, Huckson S, Wyer P, Lang E. Survey of preferred guideline attributes: what helps to make guidelines more useful for emergency health practitioners? Int J Emerg Med 2012;5(1):42.